Sunday, May 28, 2006

Another My Lai in Haditha?

There have been many comparisons made between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam War. The debate will go on for years to come.

One of the most infamous incidents during the Vietnam War was the 1968 massacre at My Lai, in which, a group of U.S. soldiers killed Vietnamese civilians. Now, in 2006, the Pentagon will be releasing a report soon on a massacre in Haditha, Iraq in Nov'05 by a group of U.S. Marines. TIME magazine first reported it in Mar'06.

What caught my attention, apart from the massacre itself, is the BBC news report which says "Moves are being made to prepare the public, perhaps for something shocking, says a BBC correspondent in Washington". (I have provided a link to that report by clicking on the words "releasing a report")

We'll have to wait and see what the report says but already its difficult not to compare the two incidents.

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